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In case anyone missed it: Anandtech stated that Sapphire and other manufacturers (DFI) would have their ATI RX480 based chipset boards in shops around mid August.

(http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2481) If you read the review it looks as though the RX480 is quite the overclocker. It even breaks anand's record for farthest OC of a 4000 Clawhammer at default multi. I hope the Azalia (realtec 880) audio will be a breath of fresh air for us AMD folks, my Nforce 2 is getting tired.

 

I heard DFI is using the ATI southbridge; not the one from ULI that supports NCQ. I'm surprised but it doesnt worry me as the disk performance of the RX480 looks stellar none the less. I wonder what you guys think of ATI's new chipset? Could it be the new OC king? Will the DFI version work with Corsair Ram? (Read Nforce 4)

 

Another interesting product due this month is the Zalman 9500 (http://www.quietpcusa.com/acb/showdetl.cfm..._ID=266&CATID=3). If what Zalman says is true it will easily be the HSF ever. I'm sceptical that it can beat most watercooled systems.

 

I'm thinking a Venice 3000 under a Zalman 9500 would look real sexy on a white motherboard like the Sapphire Anand reviewed. I hope DFI uses different colors from NF4 but all I really care about is how it OCs.

 

DFI if your hearing this: Please get your RX480 boards out quick!

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the only new product I am patiently waiting for is gigabyte's iRAM. Holds up to 8 gigs of ddr ram per card, plugs into a pci slot (for power only), sends data through sata (150mb/s and this will probably be the bottleneck), and your board/OS sees it as a hard drive. You can even get a couple cards and raid them. In like 10 seconds, you can have your OS and your fav. game (or whatever) loaded and ready.

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the only new product I am patiently waiting for is gigabyte's iRAM. Holds up to 8 gigs of ddr ram per card, plugs into a pci slot (for power only), sends data through sata (150mb/s and this will probably be the bottleneck), and your board/OS sees it as a hard drive. You can even get a couple cards and raid them. In like 10 seconds, you can have your OS and your fav. game (or whatever) loaded and ready.

 

 

i read somewhere that it only support 4Gig or ddr ram and that it requires batteries...

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keep in mind that no one from Anandtech works for DFI and our old PR person is no longer with us, so the information that they or any other website might have could possibly turn out to be wrong (as we have seen many websites get it wrong when they think they have correct information on products that are not even out of alpha pre-production stage)

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no if you search it will show an update, and that each slot will hold 2 gig chips (times 4 slots), and i would think it comes with a battery. It's a rechargeable, that charges on the pci slot (I think). This is a good thing...if you power down, it keeps the info saved on the ddr, for example, if you have your OS on there....

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no if you search it will show an update, and that each slot will hold 2 gig chips (times 4 slots), and i would think it comes with a battery. It's a rechargeable, that charges on the pci slot (I think). This is a good thing...if you power down, it keeps the info saved on the ddr, for example, if you have your OS on there....

 

but i wonder who would sell 2gig of ddr mem on a single stick of ram...

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